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not get his miranda rights. >> among of group of republicans calling for the boston bombing suspect to be considered an enemy combatant. that means he would not have the same constitutional protection as a regular citizen, with regard to what he says as the investigation moves forward. will this happen? california congressman, a senior member of the intelligence committee. congressman, always good to see you. i know that you disagree with the congressman and think that the suspect is in custody. is entitled to his miranda rights. why? >> well, i think the administration is handling it exactly correct. there is a public safety exception under the miranda allowing law enforcement to interview him, making sure there are no other bombs, threats, perpetrators still out there giving the law enforcement flexibility to do the that prior to miranda and i think the court will interpret it broadly and give them the time they need to make sure that the public is safe. after that, he will have to be mirandized, doesn't mean the end of cooperation, but no basis yet to conclude they should be trea
's miranda rights. they said he could still pose a threat either because there are more bombs planted out there or he's connected to a larger terrorist cell. either way it has some lawmakers concerned. as investigators continue to interrogate their suspect some lawmakers argue he should be treated as an enemy combatant and denied an attorney for the time being. >> we should be allowed her intelligence-gathering purposes. >> investigators say they're still uncertain whether zocor and his brother tamerlan who died in a shoot-out on friday with police have any ties to fore te union issued a statement saying we must not waver from our tried and true justice system even in the most difficult of times. denial of rights is un-american and will only make it harder to obtain fair convictions. some liberal lawmakers agree and said they would be comfortable with tsarnaev being designated as an enemy combatant. >> i don't believe. it would beunconstitutional to >> it carries its own risk especially if that suspect is an american citizen. it could be challenged in court and that
be charged as early as today. investigators did not read him his miranda rights when he was captured. they invoked what they call the public safety exception. it permits law enforcement officials to interrogate a suspect and use that information as direct evident in court, and that is causing some controversy out there. let's talk about that. we'll talk about that in a few moments. also want to talk about other issues. joining us, former u.s. attorney doug jones who led the prosecutor against eric ruduffel, the 1996 atlanta olympic bomber. thank you for joining us. first of all, let's talk about this video. this video that has now surfaced that cnn has confirmed, a well known jihadist in dagestan who himself was killed in december, the video was posted on tamerlan tsarnaev's youtube channel. since then, it's been deleted. what does that say, if you're a u.s. attorney investigating this case, what does that say to you? >> well, wolf, i think it would be one of two things. there obviously could be some contact since he traveled over that way. there could have been some contact. there c
-called public safety exception to the miranda rule where for some period of time, it's not entirely clear how long, a suspect can be questioned without miranda warnings and that apparently is what's happening here. again, it's complicated somewhat by the fact that we didn't know exactly what tsarnaev's medical condition is and how many questions he can answer. apparently he's answering some questions in writing. so i don't really see lindsey graham's proposal as all that differentwhat's going on now. he seems to suggest a longer process of questioning him, but the obama administration has also committed to some period of questioning. now, this all assumes that he's willing to answer questions. can he always samp simply say it answering questions and there is no way either under enemy combatant rules or in the criminal justice system to force someone to answer questions who doesn't want to answer them. >> the argument i guess is under this limited questioning period before he is formally advised of his miranda rights, he has and right to an attorney, doesn't have to answer any questions. there
? rather you walk through a miranda warning, someone has a chance to step back, what's this about an attorney? what's this about a right to remain silence? you need to protect the public. you need that information. >> do you believe that young man h y to facthat pelt >> given the nathese crimes, i would say the answer to that is yes. >> the city of boston is angry, justifiably. and that anger is unlikely to dissipate very quickly. so, can he get a fair trial in that city? >> very difficult to move a trial. the legal standard essentially no jury in this city will be able to look fairly on this evidence. very high standard. i believe he will face trial in boston. >> michael garcia, thank you. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> as investigators peer deeply into the lives of the bombing suspect, they will look at what happened in a remote and dangerous part of russia, visited not long ago by the older brother. he apparently came back a changed man. and abc's kirit radia is there tonight. >> reporter: last year, tamerlan traveled here, to dagestan, a region home to an islamist uprising.
are told he had not been given his miranda rights. do you have any sense of whether he has this morning or how soon it will be before he does receive them? >> the -- the decision not to read miranda rights was made by the federal officials. this is a unique clause to the terrorism law that we've not dealt with at the local level before. so, we are standing by and watching that at this point in time to see how that develops. but, the lawyers are involved in the decision, and certainly we're very anxious to talk to him, and the investigators will be doing that as soon as possible. >> commissioner over the weekend i heard you say you believe you found evidence your offices did you believe that these brothers were planning some kind of another attack, or at least prepared for it. tell us about that. >> the two suspects were armed with handguns at the scene of the shoot-out. and there were multiple explosive devices, including a large one that was similar to the pressure cooker device that was found on boylston street. i saw that with my own eyes. i believe that the only reason that someone
without being given his miranda rights as a matter of public tors are looking overseas for answers specifically want to know more about the older tsarnaev, the brother, who recently went to russia and how that might have changed him. abc reporter is in dagestan where the family has roots. >> reporter: last year, tamerlan tsarnaev traveled here to his old home in a region home to an islamist uprising. investigators want to learn if it was during that trip he became radicalized. family who saw him then, told us they saw no signs of extremism. there was no feeling that he could be, his aunt said, it's not possible. she showed us photos of the suspects as young boys. they were very kind boys, she says. tamerlan came here to renew his passport. the aunt says he stayed to train as a boxer. she said he prayed at the mosque on fridays but denied they fought over religion. we would debate with him. but not fighting. tamerlan spent six months and visited chechnya three times to visit family and also choosing to fly home from the chechen capital. younger brother, dzhokhar was expected to visi
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